Dear Students, Parents, and Community of Sierra Lakes Elementary School,
I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Dr. James Raymond (I like to go by Jim) and I have been appointed by FUSD’s School Board to serve the community as the new Principal of Sierra Lakes Elementary School. It is with excitement and enthusiasm that I join all of you, as we strive for academic excellence.
A little bit about me:
I describe my leadership style as a “Leader of Learning.” Collaboration, based on teamwork and transparency, will serve as our guide. I am a very visible leader, who makes contact with, and seeks input from, each group of stakeholders daily. The teachers at Sierra Lakes will have the largest impact on your son’s/daughter’s success. Therefore, I plan to be in the classrooms in order to support the teachers and your children.
My plans for the immediate future include meeting as many of you as possible. It is my belief that a successful school is based on developing and building relationships. I think it is important to be objective by gathering opinions from numerous perspectives. Therefore, I would like input from all stakeholders in order to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of Sierra Lakes Elementary School. I will put an open-door policy into practice. If there is anything you’d like to discuss, please stop by the office to see if my schedule is free. If it is, I’ll be glad to meet with you. If I’m not available at the time you come by, please ask Mrs. Montes to schedule a time that works better for both of us.
With transparency and collaboration, we will increase student growth. Together Sierra Lakes Elementary School will become the best elementary school in Fontana and throughout the Inland Empire!
James W. Raymond, Principal
Sierra Lakes Elementary School